Endocrinology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780729581882

Endocrinology

1st Edition

General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series

Authors: Kerryn Phelps Craig Hassed
eBook ISBN: 9780729581882
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 30th October 2012
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Endocrinology - General Practice the Integrative Approach Series. Endocrine problems are important in the general practice setting, for a range of reasons. First, they are common enough to occur regularly, either as new cases or in patients managing a chronic illness. Secondly, they can cause serious and life-threatening complications if not diagnosed and treated. Thirdly, they often present a challenging diagnostic problem because of their often slow onset and their capacity to produce non-specific symptoms such as weakness, tiredness or weight change, particularly in the early stages.
This chapter explores the endocrinological disorders including Pituitary disorders, Thyroid disorders and Adrenal gland disorders that are important for a GP to know about and to manage. The common model of managing endocrine problems is as a shared-care model with an endocrinologist.

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Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780729581882

About the Author

Kerryn Phelps

Affiliations and Expertise

Conjoint Professor, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of NSW

Craig Hassed

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Clinical Lecturer, Deputy Head of Department, Department of General Practice, Monash University